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Medill Names Social Justice Fellowship Winners

Journalists to investigate housing, segregation, urban development

  • Natalie Moore, reporter, WBEZ 91.5 FM radio
  • Darryl Holliday, freeelance journalist, co-founder of The Illustrated Press
  • Meribah Knight, freelance journalist, adjunct professor at Medill
  • Rebecca Burns, assistant editor, In These Times magazine
  • Alden Loury, senior policy analyst, Better Government Association
  • Leah Levinger, founding director of the Chicago Housing Initiative
  • Michael Donley and Carmilla Manzanet, founders of the People’s Institute for Housing Justice
  • Martha Bayne, writer, editor-in-chief of Belt Magazine
  • Curtis Black, freelance journalist and blogger for The Chicago Reporter
  • Lloyd DeGrane, photojournalist
  • Alison Flowers, freelance journalist affiliated with The Invisible Institute  
  • Lucia Anaya, freelance journalist
EVANSTON, Ill.  -- A diverse group of Chicago journalists have received Social Justice News Nexus fellowships from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

The fellows will report on housing, segregation and urban development over the next six months, producing in-depth investigative and immersive stories on topics like public housing, the foreclosure crisis, homelessness and gentrification.

The stories will be published by various local and national media outlets.

The fellowship program, now in its third cycle, brings together reporters from a wide variety of backgrounds with Medill graduate students to explore social justice issues and report in communities that are often left out of civic and policy debates.

Previous fellowship cycles focused on drug policy and treatment and mental health care in Chicago, including the crisis in Cook County Jail.

The Social Justice News Nexus is funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Biographies and past work by Social Justice News Nexus Fellows are featured on the Social Justice News Nexus website.

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